News & Events


26th Sept 2019

Leia is truly blessed to be part of the HarrisonParrott’s big family. Looking forward to the exciting opportunities and challenges ahead…

Golden Violins of Odessa, Odessa, Ukrain

30th Sept - 6th Oct 2019


It is still in a few weeks time but Leia could hardly contain her excitement — to perform and to visit Odessa, the home city of many legendary classical musicians, like Emil Gilels, Nathan Milstein, David Oistrakh, Igor Oistrakh and many more...

Olten Festival, Switzerland

19th Sept 2019

Oltener Tagblatt Newspaper has summarised the wonderful evening of Leia’s performance with the Festival Strings Lucerne on 17 September 2019. Read here

Olten Festival, Switzerland

17th Sept 2019

Leia is looking forward to joining her friend the Festival Strings Lucerne at Olten Festival at Stadttheatre Olten, Switzerland

Kodaly Due Video is Featured by the Strad

30th July 2019

Amit Peled, giving a barnstorming performance of Kodály with the 12-year-old prodigy Leia Zhu. Watch the performance here

Leia was invited to perform on live radio in Tel Aviv, Israel

17th July 2019

Tel Aviv 17 July 2019 -- Leia had a brilliant time chatting and performing on the live radio show this morning! Thank you for the great host Goel Pintol . Thank you כאן תרבות

This is a snippet from the one hour programme.

Review from Osterhofener Anzeiger

13th July 2019

Another fantastic review of Leia’s performance with the Festival Strings Lucerne at the sold-out Asambasilika in Osterhofen at European Weeks Passau(Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau)

Review from Osterhofener Zeitung

12th July 2019

Review of Leia’s performance with the Festival Strings Lucerne at the sold-out Asambasilika in Osterhofen at European Weeks Passau(Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau)

Leia makes her debut at the renowned Rheingau Musik Festival at Kloster Eberbach

10th July 2019

This is the second concert for this concert tour with the Festival Strings Lucerne.

Click on the "Read More" button to see photos and video of Leia at Rheingau Musik Festival

The First concert of the tour starts at Morcote Music Festival in Switzerland

8th July 2019

Look at this stunning view.

Concert tour with Festival Strings Lucene in Switzerland and Germany starts in a few days time

30th June 2019

12 years old Leia Zhu is delighted to be joining Festival Strings Lucerne again this year for 3 festivals in the space of a week. Exciting time ahead...

- 8 July Morcote Classic Festival

-10 July Rheingau Musik Festival

- 11 July Europaische Wochen Passau

For tickets, please check with each festival’s website and order online...

Leia gives an impromptu performance on KLM1399

3th June 2019

12 years old British violinist Leia Zhu was on route by KLM to St Petersburg(LED) from Amsterdam (ARM). Onboard the KLM Royal Dutch Airline (KLM1399), the impromptu performance happened when the cabin crew saw her carry-on instrument and invited her to keep the passengers entertained when a delay occurred after boarding.

ClassicFM metion Leia’s upcoming concerto debut at Marrinski Theatre

3rd June 2019

Leia Zhu was already making her solo violin debut aged four, and tonight, she makes history by becoming the youngest British violinist to perform a concerto with Mariinsky Orchestra at Mariinsky Theatre.

Leia debut Wieniawski Violin Concerto No 1 at White Nights Festival in St Petersburg

1st June 2019

Date: 7:00PM 3rd June 2019 (GMT +3)
Soloist: Leia Zhu
Orchestra: Mariinsky Theatre
Concerto: Wieniawski Violin Concerto No.1

New live recording is available on Leia’s YouTube Channel

26th May 2019

Relaxing Sunday morning with this new video on YouTube
Camille Saint-Saëns Havanaise Op.83

New live recording is available on Leia’s YouTube Channel

12th May 2019

Leia Zhu plays Wieniawski Violin Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.14
2nd & 3rd movement

Lovely review by ynetnews

6th March 2019

'Zhu took the stage for the second piece on the program, the Concerto No. 5 for Violin -- the Turkish -- by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The gifted young violinist performed flawlessly, demonstrating virtuosity throughout the three movements, whether the tempo was allegro, adagio or rondeaux-minuetto.'

the Strad Features Leia’s performs of Waxman Carmen Fantasie

28th Feb 2019

Twelve-year-old violinist Leia Zhu performs Franz Waxman’s Carmen Fantasie at the Strauss Municipal Conservatory in Akko, Israel on 15 January 2019.

New live recording is available on Leia’s YouTube Channel

4th Feb 2019

Recorded live at the Rappaport Centre, Haifa, Israel on 19 January 2019.

Leia Zhu plays Theme from ‘Schindler’s List’ by John Williams

New live recording is available on Leia’s YouTube Channel

2nd Feb 2019

Recorded live at Ashkelon Music and Dance Centre, Israel on 23 January 2019.

14 days of touring with Tel Aviv Soloist ensemble comes to the end

25th Jan 2019

Memorable 14 days, 6 cities tour in Israel cames to an end. Below is the summary of the last two week’s what Leia has been up to. Never a second was wasted and never a moment was dull... 

with אנסמבל סולני תל-אביב - Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble

10 January (Thursday) Newcastle Airport to Tel Aviv Bn Gurion International Airport; Checked in the hotel in Ramat Gan, this is our base for two weeks

11 January (Friday) Morning rehearsal at Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv; Afternoon walking around in town; Dinner at friend’s house

12 January (Saturday) Free day - visit Safari Park Ramat Gan; Shabbat Lunch at friend’s house

13 January(Sunday) second rehearsal at Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv; TV interview by Kan, Channel 11; Newspaper interview by Jerusalem Post

14 January (Monday) First Concert in Ptach Tikva

17:15 coach to the concert hall

18:45 soundcheck

20:00 concert

15 January (Tuesday) Second Concert in Akko

15:15 coach to Akko

17:45 Sound Check

19:00 Concert

16 January (Wednesday) Free day – National Park Ramat Gan followed by meal with friend

17 January (Thursday) Third Concert in Gush Etzion

17:15 coach to Gush Etzion

19:15 Sound Check

20:30 Concert

18 January (Friday) Free Day – Visited Southern District in the desert and Kibbutz Urim (about 70 miles down south from Tel Aviv

19 January (Saturday) Fourth Concert Haifa

17:30 Coach to Haifa

19:15 Sound Check

20:30 Concert

20 January (Sunday) Fifth concert Tel Aviv

19:15 Sound Check

20:30 Concert

21 and 22 January Two Free Days – Visited Jerusalem and surrounding area on the first day, Jaffa Gate, Old City, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall, City of David; Second day drove through Jordan Valley and stopped by the Jesuses’ Baptism Site and finished at Bet She’An National Park, then back to hotel in Ramat Gan

23 January (Wednesday) Sixth concert Ashkelon

17:15 Coach to Ashkelon

18:45 Sound Check

20:00 Concert

24 January (Thursday) Return Home

Leia is interviewed by Maxim Reider from Jerusalem Post Newspaper

19th Jan 2019

Listen it here

Leia speaks to Kobi Meidan on Channel 11 Kan, Tel Aviv

18th Jan 2019

It was broadcast at prime time Channel 11 Kan on 18th January.

Press coverage about the upcoming concert tour

16th Jan 2019

'It's very exciting as the concerts her playing are historical events, unusual and memorable', click the link below for the full article’

Up coming Israel Tour

4th Jan 2019

Чудо-девочка Лея Чжу – принцесса скрипки. Специальный концерт ансамбля «Солисты Тель-Авива»

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